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- access point (AP)
- ad-hoc network
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2. In the Windows operating system, ad-hoc is a communication mode (setting) that allows computers to directly communicate with each other without a router.
See also: peer-to-peer
The University of Washington website has directions for setting up a Windows ad-hoc network.
Brian Posey explains the security risks associated with ad hoc networks.
Lisa Phifer answers the question What are the pros and cons of ad hoc connections versus access points?